Cosmorama

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1867 Antwerp, Rue de l'Evèque, 46 (Salle Philharmonique)
Large exhibition of up to 2 500 stereoscopic views. Director: Théodore Metz. The Cosmorama, an apparatus for the public display of stereoscopic slides, was exhibited in several Belgian towns from 1867 to 1870. In Antwerp from September to November 1867.
1867 - 1868 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 24 then 38
In Brussels, the organiser was Lorsont (see that name). "From 23 November, Mr Th. Metz's Cosmorama, or artistic exhibition of stereoscopic photographs on glass, will be transferred from its venue in the "Société royale philharmonique"... to Mr Lorsont's magnificent establishment. This collection, unique of its kind... is composed of 2 000 views from all parts of the globe, enclosed in 30 devices. ...Viewers have the impression of being in the presence of the original. Each device contains 40 of these views, illuminated by gas. Viewers can activate them by means of a small mechanism. The venue is open every day from 10 in the morning to 9 in the evening. Entrance fee: 1 fr. per person; half-a-dozen tickets, 4 frs; personal monthly season ticket: 5 frs" (La Belgique, November 1867). The exhibition closed in Brussels on 25.2.1868.
1868 Liège
From 5.3.1868.
1868 Verviers
In June 1868.
1868 Gand
From 1.7.1868 to 11.8.1868.
1868 Ostende
"Opening of the Cosmorama in Ostend on 15 August" (Journal de Gand, 25.7. to 1.8.1868).
1868 Antwerp, Arembergstraat
November to December 1868. Next stop was reportedly in the Netherlands.
1869 Tournai, Grand'Place
In September 1869 now under the management of a certain De Schepper. "Not only does the gallery, composed of over 2 800 views, depict the greatest curiosities from all four corners of the earth, but also the 1867 Universal Exhibition features in its slightest details" (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 11.9.1869).
1870 Alost
In July 1870 at an unspecified venue and still under De Schepper's management.

Locations

1867 Antwerp, Rue de l'Evèque, 46 (Salle Philharmonique)
1867 - 1868 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 24 then 38
1868 Liège
1868 Verviers
1868 Gand
1868 Ostende
1868 Antwerp, Arembergstraat
1869 Tournai, Grand'Place
1870 Alost

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DIRECTORY_1997#838

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MCC revised 23.5.2018 & 1.1.2019; MD revised 7.5.2020; SFJ revised 25.5.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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